Market Report 27 August 2019

27th Aug 2019

Cattle– 1835

There was only 100 head difference in the corresponding markets for the week. Quality was mostly plain, although there were some well finished drafts of yearling steers in particular and these sold to dearer trends. A feedlot based in southern QLD was very competitive in purchasing medium and heavy feeders. Conversely, southern restocker competition was absent, seeing those lighter categories experience cheaper trends. Restocker weaner steers saw significantly cheaper trends of 20c, with the heifer portion not so much affected with a 5c/kg rise. Apart from reduced buyer interest, quality of the younger cattle was found wanting. Medium weight feeder steers saw trends rise, up to 20c, the heavy drafts also dearer, seeing rises of 10c/kg. The better heifers to feed saw rises of 26c, while heavy heifers to the trade saw a rise of 5c/kg. Heavy steers to the trade saw firm trends, as did the heifer portion. Resockers were competitive in purchasing light cows, although there was a shortfall of 15c/kg. Similarly, mediuim weight cows to slaughter saw cheaper trends of 10c to 19c/kg. The better quality heavy cows saw rises of 15c/kg. Live export bull operators again put a floor in the heavy bull market, pushing the best bulls to 294c, while the slaughter bulls made to 290c/kg.

 

Vendor

District

Stock

c/kg

kg

$

W & B MUDFORD

GUM FLAT

STEERS

294.20

395kg

$1162.09

PM & ML IRWIN

DELUNGRA

STEERS

292.20

433.6kg

$1266.90

BEEFCO PTY LTD

MOREE

STEERS

291.20

367.5kg

$1070.16

VD NEWTON

DELUNGRA

HEIFERS

274.20

590kg

$1617.78

MUNGLE PASTORAL CO

NORTH STAR

HEIFERS

280

348.3kg

$975.33

STEPHEN DWYER

WELLINGROVE

COWS

255.20

595kg

$1518.44

SA & DJ MCCABE

AIRLIE BRAKE

COWS

189.20

580kg

$1097.36

RW & LA TURNER

BUNDARRA

BULLS

290.20

685kg

$1987.87

BR & LR HALL

MT RUSSELL

BULLS

289.20

860kg

$2487.12

S & K LEGGE

INVERELL

BULLS

230.20

660kg

$1519.32

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